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Miltonic

[mil-ton-ik] /mɪlˈtɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the poet Milton or his writings.
2.
resembling Milton's majestic style.
Also, Miltonian
[mil-toh-nee-uh n] /mɪlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Miltonic
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10; Milton + -ic
Related forms
pseudo-Miltonic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for miltonian
Historical Examples
  • But the miltonian word gives the reason of serenity: the root and branch intricacy of closest knowledge and fellowship.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • Decidedly the town of Penarth must adopt this miltonian line as its motto.

  • Now I remember, you were against me this morning, and were quite miltonian and manufacturing in your preferences.'

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • In fact, they possessed him of a high degree of miltonian culture, which was what one wanted to have with respect to any poet.

    Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for miltonian

Miltonic

/mɪlˈtɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
characteristic of or resembling Milton's literary style, esp in being sublime and majestic
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